?Yarn Pumpkin Craft?

These super cooler yarn pumpkin can be made with just three materials in 5 mins (10 long mins with your little pumpkin by your side?)

Materials Required:

  • Yarn
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissor
  • Fork (optional)

How To Make:

  • Take the yarn and wrap around your three fingers or using a fork for 25 times (the number of times can be of your choice of thickness you want your pumpkins to be)

  • Cut a long strip of yarn and tie around the wrapped yarn which is on your hand/fork to conceal the yarn from coming off (Just as we do to make Pom poms)
  • Cut a small piece from the green pipe cleaner and place it onto the wrapped yarn and tie it along with it to form the stem of the pumpkin

  • Fluff up the wrapped yarn into a circular shape to make it to look like a pumpkin
  • And at last your yarn pumpkins are ready to play with?

As ‘the school’ was observing color day-(Orange) We made some big pumpkins for Baby Moo to match with his orange outfit of the day

[For the making of the big pumpkins just wrap the yarn 125 times around your four fingers and proceed as the above said method]

These can also be used for decorative purposes such as a garland or just scatter them on dinning table (or anywhere) and they give a rich beautiful look

Make these homemade pumpkin, with and for your little pumpkins and have fun dears?

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?Pizza-Saver [Colors & Number-Pattern] Matching?

This creative way of using the pizza savers for matching colors and learning number-patterns is the super-simple and easy to make Activity?

It takes about 30-45 minutes to make them

Materials Required:

  • Pizza savers
  • Foam sheets
  • Scissor
  • Sketch pens
  • Safety pin
  • Velcro
  • Strong glue or glue gun
  • Bottle cap
  • Vicks cap

Procedure:

  • Take and cut the Velcro into small squares and stick (the rough side of) the Velcro onto the pizza savers as shown below

  • Take the scrap foam sheets and using the bottle cap as a model, cut small circles and also stick (the soft side of) the Velcro squares on one side of the circles

  • Take a bigger bottle cap (I have used Vicks vaporub bottle cap) and keeping it as a model cut bigger circles from the foam sheets (same colors as that of the smaller circles)

  • And place the pizza savers onto the bigger circles, press firmly to make an imprint and using a safety pin make the three holes from the imprint such that the circles goes into the pizza saver as shown below

  • First to do the Color Matching place the foam circles and pizza savers on a plate

  • And make your toddler to insert the bigger circles into the bottom of the pizza savers

[As the insertion of the bigger circles were quite difficult for baby moos little fingers mama helped him throughout ?]

  • Place the circle inserted pizza savers on a surface and the smaller circles on a plate and encourage your toddler to match them

Baby moo enjoyed this whole color matching activity, it was fun learning about the colors and also to match them, to make it much more interesting mommy just added a flavor of patterns into the play?

  • Thus to make the Number-Pattern Matching take the foam (both bigger and smaller) circles and write the numbers in a pattern form as shown below

  • And place them on a surface and encourage your toddler do the matching as they did for the above Color Matching

To mommy’s surprise Baby moo even placed the numbered pizza savers in the order on the plate???

Baby moo enjoyed and had fun learning about the colors and number-patterns along with mommy ?

This Activity helps in the development of color recognition and number learning with patterns and coordination of the hands and most importantly about the usage of ♻️

Make this super-easy and simple activity at home and teach your little ones about the importance of how, even the waste materials can be used for learning purposes and much more my lovelies?

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⚪️Salt Play-Doh⚪️

Salt play-doh(dough) is a simply-effective toy recipe that can be made at home for our toddlers using house hold items, which will keep them engaged with hours and hours of never-ending, imaginatively-creative play😁😛

Required Ingredients:

  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Water

Materials Required:

  • Measuring cups
  • Big bowl

How To Make:

  • Take 1 cup of salt and flour in bowl and mix it together (I have used wheat flour)

  • Make a well in the middle of the salt-flour mixture and pour 1/2 cup of water and start the kneading process to form a dough (baby moo helped mommy with the kneading😉)

  • You should keep kneading till you a make dough ball (as we do for making chappathi's) And make the big ball into small balls (so that it will be easy for your toddlers to play with or you can give them one or two balls at a time and save the remaining for the later play)

  • Place the dough balls (number is of your choice, I gave 4 dough balls to baby moo) on a plate along with other play doh tools (if you have, or else you can do as I did:- I just took all of his toys that can be used in this play and also gave cookie cutters, etc..,) and let your toddler play

[You might wonder, what's that? one dough ball is in different color🤔 — We just experimented one dough ball by mixing liquid orange food coloring into it and it was nice 👍🏻 (the color might stick to your hand at first but after kneading for a while it will get reduced)
But then as it was our very first doh recipe I just stopped with one color😁]

We made different shapes such as star ⭐️, heart ❤️, circle, chocolate 🍫 (you can scroll down and see how we made the chocolate squares😎) etc..,

Mommy made baby moo to count the chocolate squares and helped him to arrange them in numerical order

But then, our little ones have their own way of learning 🤷🏻‍♀️ he just wanted to arrange them in a line 🤦🏻‍♀️

We even made different sized snakes and baby moo made the big snake to drink water 😛 it was such a great, pretend play with the snakes 🐍😂

These salt doh can be good for week as long as you place them in a ziplock bags or airtight containers

If left untouched and exposed to air and heat for longer period of time the dough will be thickened as hard as a stone

And so we kept the shapes which he made outside to make a new activity for later play😎

This activity stimulates the creativity of our little ones with the effective cognitive skills development also a very good hand gripping exercise for our little hands☺️ which would improve their writing skills

Make this super-simple play-doh recipe with your toddler and have fun modeling and molding the doh balls with their creative-imaginations flowing into the play my lovlies😍

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?Cake-Batter Sensorial Play Activity?

This is a simply easy to create sensorial-textured activity which takes just a minute to set up and also it requires only two main items they are cake mix and water😎

Things Required: 

  • Cake mix 
  • Cup of water
  • Bowl
  • A sheet of paper (optional)

How To Play With:

  • Just take the cake mix in a bowl and pour water and let your toddler do the mixing and play 

We just did this after the 🔎Find And Match🔍 game activity 

  • To make the play more interesting just give him a sheet of paper and let him create painting wonders 

  • It will be very hard to get your toddler to stop, so just join them with the fun play😛

Baby moo was so into it, he just let his little hands freely into the silky batter and enjoyed the changes of texture (from a bumpy powder to a silky batter

I would highly recommend to take precautionary measures, as this sensorial play might(no will) become a messy play😉😁

Though it's a small activity it keeps your toddler busy for longer time and it helps in the development of motor skills, pencil grip and gets the visual knowledge of changing textures 

Play this cool silky batter activity together and enjoy the happiness that fills 💞my lovlies😍

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?Rainbow Craft?

This colorful crafts gets the attention of your toddler in no time with their fullest participation without any distractions😁😛 to learn about the Beautiful "Rainbow"🌈

It takes about 15mins to make (But there might be an increase in your making time, if your toddler wants to help you with the cutting process)😉

Materials Required:

  • Scrap Foam
  • A4 sheet
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Sketches
  • Color pencils
  • Glue

How To Make:

  • Draw a rainbow using a compass on a A4 sheet paper

  • Outline the rainbow-drawing using the sketches

  • Cut small pieces of foam sheets (I just cut a curve strip, from a foam sheets and baby moo helped me in cutting the small pieces from those foam sheets, which helped him to develop his cutting skills) and keep it aside on a plate

  • First let your toddler color the rainbow (so that they can get the idea about the order of the colors of the 🌈)

  • Finally let your toddler stick the foam pieces onto the rainbow-drawing using the glue

As I have a "Mr.clean" (he doesn't like to be dirtier for a longer period of time) at home, it was really hard for me to make him to stick all the foam pieces onto the drawing,
[since the glue, sticks onto the hand and forms a sticky layer and becomes darker and dirtier soon]

But then, those vibrant colors were so irresistible that made 'my little rainbow' to participate and enjoy throughout the whole formation of the rainbow 🌈

This Activity helps to learn about the vibrant colors of the 🌈 and to learn a new colorful skill called "Gluing" 😎 filled with happiness in and out 😃

Make this beautifully-simple, colorfully-elegant rainbow crafts with your very own 'little-rainbow' and enjoy the vibrancy of his/her happiness lovelies😍

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